I like this quote from the article:
I've never been to the Vikes training camp but it seems like it would be fun. But fans have to remember that this training camp is a business, licenses by the NFL in a sense. It's not just a bunch of players and coaches out for practice. Yes, believe it or not the NFL and the teams make money even here. Each year players get more and more besigned for autographs and such. I know fans don't like the new way things are being done, but in the long run it's the best way for the times today versus 5 or 10 or even 40 years ago. Teams are beholding to the fans so they want to please them but they can't let the fans run roughshod over the business. No business can do that and survive.Quote:
"We've been coming out here since Dennis Green was coach," says Vikings fan Barry Wetzel. "And it just seems more pro, more organized."
I think this also speaks well of the Vikings organization as a whole with Zygi at the helm. No more nonsense, the staff, coaches and players are running this franchise like a well-oiled professional business and some fans and the media hate it. But it's far better than the "Red and Meathead Show" we had before.
i really like how camp has turned out the past couple years, however security is a little too strict in certain areas
i biked up the longest hill on the way to camp - on one of the hottest days (i think saturday) and chained it to a tree outside camp
i was told "dont be surprised if security comes and snips your chain and takes your bike - they dont want anything tied to the trees or poles this year" last year it was np
luckily the guards watching the gate said they'd keep an eye on it for me, since not many people were there since it was just rookies